Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the historical battle of 1862 between Mexico and France. This holiday is a symbol of Mexican pride and unity and includes colorful festivities. It’s also a paid holiday in Mexico – kind of like Labor Day or some other paid day off in the U.S., which means there’s no limit to the fun you can create this weekend.
Picture yourself soaking up the sun on the warm beaches of Cozumel, Mexico, sipping a cold margarita and sifting sand through your toes, then let the inspiration flood gates open wide for your Cinco-de-Mayo Fiesta.
To propel your party plans into motion, Del Sol’s got five Cinco de Mayo ideas that might just compliment your own:
1. Start your party on Friday. Head to a Mexican grill or make your own taco bar and baja grill for your friends and family in your own backyard or at your local park. Look up Cinco-de-Mayo festivities in your local newspaper or your local city search guides online as well. Parties get started early this weekend.
2. Put color-changing rings, key chains and hair clips, not nail polish, in your piñata. Since this year’s Cinco de Mayo lands on the same day as the 138th Kentucky Derby, you could make your piñata look like a race horse with a sombrero. Who knows…maybe a Triple Crown winner is in store this year, especially on a festive day like May 5. Bonus offer: Since you’re most likely going to be outdoors this weekend, as you should be, you could gift your fiesta friends some of Del Sol’s color-changing lip balm or sunscreen from the Sol Smart collection. Just another option to consider.
3. Get everyone in your family a matching colorful, Cinco-de-Mayo shirt. Show up to the party in color-changing style. Colorful Del Sol shirts seem to go well with a day like Cinco de Mayo. Maybe you’ve got a few Del Sol shirts from your Mexican Riviera cruise or Yucatán Peninsula cruise that you could bust out.
4. Host an amazing Cinco-de-Mayo fiesta. Get noise makers, Mexican flags, and lots of rice, beans, cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, and tortillas for everyone to scarf down. Don’t forget to supply jugs of Horchata, Tamarindo and Margarita-mixed drinks as well. If you’re not into preparing and cooking food, you and some invited guests could chip in for a Mexican-catered meal.
5. Turn up the music and do your own Cinco-de-Mayo hat dance. Play those Latin grooves loud and clear wherever you’re fiestaring this weekend, and while you’re tuning in, why not set in motion a conga line, a salsa or tango competition, or your own funky Latin gyration.
After all is said and done, be safe and have fun in the sun this weekend and make this Cinco de Mayo your best one yet.
For more Cinco-de-Mayo craft, food and activity ideas, visit this website. What are you doing this Cinco de Mayo? Share your ideas with the rest of us.